Alabama Forestry Association endorses Strange

September 19, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, the Alabama Forestry Association urged their membership to vote for U.S. Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala.

“The headline in the Montgomery Advertiser on October 6, 2014 read ‘U.S. Supreme Court rejects Alabama school-funding case.’ We can (and should) thank Luther Strange for this victory,” the group wrote in a release on their website.

“There have been several important landmark dates in the history of the Alabama Forestry Association; the election that defeated Bob Riley’s $1 billion tax hike (Amendment One) and the transfer of power in the Statehouse in 2010 come quickly to mind,” the AFA wrote “However, the final disposition of the Lynch v. State of Alabama lawsuit has to be the most important for Alabama’s landowners.”

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Trump nominates four Judges for Federal courts in Alabama

September 18, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, President Donald Trump made several judicial appointments for Alabama’s Federal courts.

  • Jeff Beaverstock on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama.
  • Emily Marks on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.
  • Terry Moorer on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama.
  • Brett Talley on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.
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Louis Franklin, Richard Moore confirmed as US Attorneys

September 18, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, the U.S. Senate confirmed Louis Franklin and Richard Moore as U.S. attorneys in the state of Alabama.

“Today, the Senate confirmed Louis V. Franklin to be U.S. Attorney for Alabama’s Middle District and Richard W. Moore to be U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama,” U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby said on Facebook. “Congratulations to these two excellent choices by President Trump. This is great news for our state.”

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President Trump approves Gov. Ivey’s request for Presidential Disaster Declaration

September 12, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, President Donald Trump approved Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for the state of Alabama. The president declared that an emergency exists in the state of Alabama and ordered federal assistance to supplement existing response efforts due to emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irma beginning on Sept. 8, 2017, and continuing.

Ivey, during a phone call with the president Sunday, requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration to assist the state of Alabama in Hurricane Irma relief efforts.

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Debt ceiling increase passes Congress

September 12, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, Congress passed a bill to raise the debt ceiling without making any budget cuts.  President Donald Trump brokered a deal with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.; Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis.; and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.  GOP conservatives, including most of the Alabama Delegation, who had been pushing for spending restraints opposed the bipartisan deal.

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Zeigler asks Trump to switch Senate endorsement to Roy Moore

September 6, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler sent a request to President Donald Trump asking the president to switch his endorsement in Alabama’s U.S. Senate Republican runoff from Luther Strange to Judge Roy Moore.

Trump endorsed the appointed U.S. Sen. Strange in the August 15 GOP primary, but Strange finished second to former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Moore by six percentage points.

The two meet in a Sept. 26, 2017, runoff for the Republican Senate nomination.

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Republican leadership gathers in Troy for summer meeting

September 1, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, Republicans from across Alabama gathered at Troy University in Troy for the summer meeting of the Alabama Republican Executive Committee.

Rick Dearborn, who is the deputy chief of staff for the Trump White House was the featured speaker at the event. Dearborn was formerly Senator Jeff Sessions’ chief of staff. He, Sessions and former Sessions staffer, Stephen Miller, are all playing key roles in the administration of President Donald J. Trump. Dearborn praised Senator Sessions and was optimistic and upbeat about his service in the Trump administration.

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Alabama offers assistance to Texas in Hurricane Harvey efforts

August 29, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, August 28, 2017, Alabamians and their leaders respond to the crisis in Texas following the flooding created by Hurricane Harvey.

Alabama Governor Ivey authorized the Alabama National Guard to Assist in Hurricane Harvey efforts.  Upon a request from the National Guard Bureau, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has authorized Alabama Adjutant General Sheryl Gordon to send two CH-47 Chinook Helicopters and two UH-60M medical aircraft, along with their respective crews, to assist in recovery efforts in Texas as a response to Hurricane Harvey.

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Strange defends Trump’s position on Confederate statues

August 23, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, August 17, 2017, US Senator Luther Strange (R) went on the Fox Business News channel to back up President Trump’s lamenting of the removal of Confederate statues in some areas of the country.

Sen. Strange said, “As a Republican from Alabama … I agree with the president — you can’t erase history,” Mr. Strange said on Fox Business Network. “We learn from history — that’s what it’s all about.”
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Reaction to Barcelona attack

August 21, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, August 17, 2017, US Representative Bradley Byrne and US Senate candidate, former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore expressed their condolences to the people of Spain after ISIS attacked pedestrians in Barcelona  with bus attacks.

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-Montrose) said on social media, “My heart breaks for the people of Spain following today’s terror attack in Barcelona, and my prayers are with all those who lost loved ones or suffered injuries. The entire world must continue to band together to defeat radical Islamic terrorism.”

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